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A scientific and theological look at Genesis 1,
This review is from: Seven Days That Divide the World (Hardcover)
John C Lennox is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. His first three books focused on the arguments of the New Atheist's. Now he looks at the Genesis account of creation, using the lens of both science and theology. I am an old earth creationist and I adopt the framework view on Gen 1 which Lennox discusses (p44). He has five chapters and five appendices.
1. But does it move? A Lesson from history.
2. But does it move? A lesson from scripture.
3. But is it old? The days of creation.
4. Human beings: a special creation?
5. The message of Genesis 1
A. A brief background to Genesis.
B. The cosmic temple view
C. The beginning according to Genesis and science.
D. Two accounts of creation?
E. Theistic evolution and the God of the gaps.
The book is also endorsed by Alvin Plantinga, Ravi Zacharias and Paul Copan among others. This book will suit Christians who have a science background and/or have an interest in science and religion.
NB. Appendix E. has an extended discussion on theistic evolution. I would regard myself as a theistic evolutionist and Lennox discusses this issue at length. He also refers to Paul Davies, Dennis Alexander and Francis Collins. His analysis on theistic evolution is worth the price of this book.
Appendix B. On the cosmic temple view on Gen 1-3, i.e. it is God's sanctuary. I think that there is some truth to this, in that Rev 21-22 shows the New Jerusalem as a place in which God dwells. The parallels with Eden should be obvious (a river and the tree of life).